Leicester City confirm the signing of Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg on five-year contract as striker arrives to provide competition for Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho
- Leicester have pulled off the signing of Zambian striker Patson Daka
- The forward had been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal previously
- Daka has committed his future to the King Power and penned a five-year deal
Leicester City have completed the signing of striker Patson Daka from RB Salzburg.
The Zambian international was officially unveiled on Wednesday, when the Foxes confirmed he had put pen to paper on a five-year deal.
Daka, 22, had previously been linked with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Arsenal.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Daka said: ‘I’m so, so excited to join this great, historic club. It has been my dream and I’m so happy and looking forward to what’s coming next.
Leicester have completed the signing of Zambian striker Patson Daka on a five-year deal
‘I have followed Leicester from the time they won the league. I feel it is the perfect place for me, because it’s a team that fights for titles. I know it’s not going to be easy, but I feel ready to face this new challenge.
‘I will give my best for the Club each and every day, and I look forward to seeing the Leicester City fans inside the stadium soon.’
The 22-year-old had scored 68 times in 125 appearances for RB Salzburg
The striker has scored 68 times in 125 appearances for RB Salzburg in all competitions, and rapidly caught the attention of top European clubs as a result.
His 27 goals in just 28 appearances last season saw him finish as the Austrian Bundesliga’s top scorer, as well as being named the league’s Player of the Season.
Born in Zambia, Daka spent part of his youth career with Nchanga Rangers and Kafue Celtic in his homeland before joining Austrian side Liefering on loan in 2017.
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